8 easy sauces that instantly upgrade Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi


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Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi is nothing short of a godsend. And that’s exactly why I’m not ashamed to admit that my freezer is overflowing with bags of it. How can I resist when a healthy and affordable dinner is ready in minutes when you’re in need of some comfort food? But if you don’t already have a stockpile of gnocchi sauce recipes, you’ve been seriously missing out.

Adding the right sauce to cauliflower gnocchi takes the easy-to-make dish from good to “wow, that’s amazing!” Whether you’re in the mood for something cheesy, tomato-y, or simply want an option that helps you get in your greens for the day, these are the best choices to start with. And get excited: You’ll only need eight ingredients at most.

The best sauce recipes for Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi

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1. Vegan garlic Alfredo sauce

This creamy, flavorful sauce is meant for noodles, but trust me: It’s just as delicious with gnocchi.

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2. Gnocchi with creamy rosemary sauce 

Rosemary is the star of the show in this five-ingredient sauce. With the help of some cashews, water, nutritional yeast, and garlic powder, you’ll be on your way to gnocchi heaven.

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3. Gnocchi with garlic cream tomato sauce

This tomato-based sauce always hits the spot. All you need is marinara, garlic, nutritional yeast, and tahini to make it.

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4. Easy vegan pesto

This simple pesto recipe takes a measly five minutes to make. After blending up a handful of ingredients—including fresh basil, pine nuts or walnuts, garlic, lemon juice, and nutritional yeast—you’re good to go.

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5. Creamy sun-dried tomato pesto gnocchi

In just 20 minutes, you can shovel this drool-worthy sun-dried tomato pesto into your mouth.

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6. The best dairy-free mac and cheese sauce

Who says creamy mac and cheese sauce can only be used on macaroni noodles? This cashew-based recipe pairs perfectly with your gnocchi, too.

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7. Cauliflower gnocchi with butternut squash sauce

Pairing your cauliflower gnocchi with this healthy butternut squash-based sauce is the ultimate dinner win.

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8. Vegan chorizo sauce

If you like your sauce to have a little substance, this vegan chorizo version is sure to be an instant hit.

If you love cauliflower gnocchi, then you’re really going to be into this sweet potato version. You can also learn how to make gluten- and dairy-free gnocchi from scratch.

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